On 22 November 2011 09:54, James Harper
A guy here with a Galaxy S says he put the latest
version of "KIES" on
his PC and could then upgrade to 2.3. I don't have an Android phone and
don't even really know what "KIES" is but maybe that information is
useful? Maybe it doesn't apply if your existing firmware is wiped...
Kies is the Windows only software supplied by Samsung for remotely
accessing/syncing your phone on computer. It seems to have a
reputation of being bloated.
The recommended approach, at least with the samsung galaxy S2, is to
use the ODIN Windows software to perform upgrades.
There is also open source software that runs under Linux (I can't
remember what it is called). People on forums seems to be saying it
works, but use at your own risk (because ODIN or Kies are better
I have never actually used it, once I got clockworkmod recovery +
rommanager I just let it do the flashing via the recovery made.